The Latest News & Views

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

  • An upcoming mid-December event at Valley Forge National Historical Park has nothing to do with the holiday season, but plenty to do with the story of our nation: a reenactment of the desperate march by Washington's army to Valley Forge in search of shelter and safety.

  • It might have been the weather, the doldrums of the economy, or the fact that Great Smoky Mountains National Park's 75th anniversary is two years gone.

Monday, December 12th, 2011

  • It took John Muir 42 years to write of the personal discoveries and observations he made during his first trek high into the Sierra landscape that today cups Yosemite National Park.

    For Tommy Caldwell, perched on the side of El Capi

  • The Obama administration is proposing a change in the language of the Endangered Species Act that is worrisome to some conservation groups concerned that it could significantly diminish the preservation of species.

    At issue is whether the "historic" range of a species should be considered when evaluating its need for protection under the act.

  • Proponents of motorized and non-motorized recreation on public lands in the West will collaborate on a study to measure their combined economic impact, the Western Governor's Association has announced.

    Washington state Gov. Chris Gregoire, who chairs the association, announced the project last week during the WGA's meeting in California.